At this time of year, I love the way the leaves leave impressions on the pavements; their ghostly images stencilled on concrete.
Today I took some pictures of them.
Let’s just say the results were rather dull.
Now if you follow this blog, you’ll know I am not a great fan of editing photos, adjusting the temperature, saturation etc. I think it’s probably a hang up from my SLR photography days, and a misguided desire for photographic truth. A truth I don’t hesitate to suppress when I delete out of focus pictures. So I thought I’d have a bit of a play.
There won’t be any prizes for these versions either, but I do find it fascinating how by playing with the colour values etc you can completely change the mood. And that last one could be the cover of a novel featuring murder and dark dark deeds.
But I still prefer what I see with the naked eye on the pavements; the shadows of leaves that have gone; ghosts of summer that will slowly dissolve and fade to nothing.